The Parking Tag app was designed with convenience in mind. The aim was to grow the existing user base and to give users another option to pay for parking without the hassle of loose change or queuing at meters. Once a user has registered, they are immediately ready to park. A subtle but important feature, was to provide users with the option to extend their parking without needing to return to their car. No more rushing back to feed the meter if they are running late or caught up in an important engagement that went on longer than expected. Other features include; view recent transactions, prepay parking and adding vehicles to the account. We wanted to give users complete control over parking through their mobile phone. The convenience of this service is that once registered, users can pay for parking at the touch of a button.
We built the Parking Tag app natively for iOS and Android using Objective-C and Java. The app takes advantage of the location and mapping capabilities of mobile devices. It has been developed to aid the user to quickly and correctly find parking zones. It communicates securely with the Parking Tag platform to get the correct quote for parking and to purchase parking. The app remembers when parking expires, has the option to send an SMS reminder and makes it easy to pay again remotely. It also allows users to manage their Parking Tag account, vehicles and payment options.